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Hattie Lloyd 01/09/22

A Third Bar Swift Is Opening This Year

There have been a lot of swift changes made in Borough recently.

The new railway arch development, Borough Yards, unveiled an Everyman Cinema, shops, and restos like Barrafina and Brother Marcus. Borough Market itself is now open on Sundays. And another, very literal swift change is about to take place when Bar Swift opens its third branch here this October.

It’s set to take over two floors of a narrow townhouse on Borough High Street, echoing the layout of the original Swift Soho. Upstairs will be an airy, walk-in only spot dedicated to the noble art of daytime drinking aperitivi; but heading downstairs will take you into a low-lit, moody drinking den for serious cocktails.

bar swift borough

And yes, they will be serious. The team behind Swift is made up of a couple of power couples: ex-Dead Rabbit ‘tender Bobby Hiddleston and Milk & Honey’s Mia Johansson, and Oriole and Nightjar founders Rosie Stimpson and Edmund Weil. Alongside these other cocktail dens, Swift makes a regular appearance on the World’s 50 Best Bars list.

This third branch will have an edge over its siblings in Soho and Shoreditch, however, thanks to its proximity to Borough Market. They’ll be planning to make the most of the produce and expertise there with a series of monthly specials highlighting the best seasonal ingredients on offer.

The bar’s set to open sometime in October, but given the popularity of its other two branches…

…you’ll have to be swift to get in.


NOTE: Swift Borough is set to open in October – we’ll be back with the full scoop then. In the meantime, you can take a look at their website HERE.

Swift Borough | 66 Borough High Street, London SE1 1XF

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Bar Swift Borough

66 Borough High Street, London Bridge, SE1 1XF

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